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Pier French Fries

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12 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME
+1 207-934-2328
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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I have to say that I normally drool over the thought of getting a thing of Pier Fries. But I have gotten them 2 times this summer and they seem different to me. I am not sure if they are not hand cut anymore, but they just tasted greasier than normal and had a different taste to them. I mean... More 

Thank Nicole M
Magog Qc.
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Ok if you like fries,you will go nuts about these Pier fries,Simply the best fries on the east coast..believe me you get enough for your money,and the taste is ,well I would and did drive 200 miles for them,so next time you are in OOB maine be sure not to miss out on these

Thank Andre B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Went with family during a day trip visit after reading all top reviews. Fries were good but i was honestly expecting more

Thank Italobras
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Only problem with this review is that I can't give them a six. Located a block or so from Old Orchard Beach's Pier this moderate sized food vender has the onlu french fries that actually melt in your mouth. Generous portions and the atomsphere just makes them taste better. My first stop when I go to OOB.

Thank Edwina T
Florence, Kentucky
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Simply put: You just need to try them. I know what you're thinking, "They're just fries" but that's where you are wrong. These are literally the best I've ever tasted!!!! Trust me you won't regret it!

Thank Whitney Q
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Having read all the reviews about these fries, and then smelling them as we walked the boardwalk, they were a "must try." The fries were delicious and very reasonably priced. Our family of 3 shares the $3 pint size for a nice snack.

Thank Jen Z
Bradenton, Florida
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were doing the tourist thing and stopped at Pier Fries. They was a line, so we almost left. I am so glad that we did not leave. These fries are the real deal! Crinkle cut and fried crispy. So yummy. So simple, but oh so good!

Thank coreygrubb
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

You have to try them at least once when you come to OOB. Don't forget, it is a tourist trap, so you'll pay but so worth it.

Thank Josee L
Atlanta, Georgia
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325 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I was expecting a lot more from the fries at Pier French Fries particularly after reading some of the reviews on Tripadvisor. The fries I had were bland, greasy, and totally not worth my time and money. I had to drown the fries in ketchup and vinegar to eat them. I imagine McDonald's in Maine has better fries. Don't be... More 

Thank 1TrippyTraveler
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Drove down to Old Orchard, just for the fries, they are that good! Been there since about 1948 and they do fries right. Every order is to go: they just have an order window, but there are places to sit all around.

Thank george b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Old Orchard Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 207-934-2328

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Dear Jim E,

We enjoy and appreciate the many comments and opinions from our thousands of annual customers. We are always looking To improve any aspect of our business from thoughts, both good and/or bad, from all of the patrons that visit us at Pier Fries every year. But you sir, have crossed the line. And because of this... On the rare instance this happens... I feel the need to respond to your post.

Your hurtful comment of our "greed"... And how we have somehow compromised our quality of our product to benefit our business is both flat out wrong as well as irresponsible on your part. We hand cut EVERY SINGLE potato that comes into our shop... And your suggestion that something has changed recently in our 80+ years of business is quite frankly... A joke. I am writing this to defend my family and the 20+ young men and women who work for us, that tirelessly work their tails off to provide,what we hope, is the BEST product that can be sold. To that point... I invite you to come to our facility... Cut a 150lb barrel of our "frozen fries" for yourself... And I in turn will be happy to pay for your finished box of Pier Fries, out of MY own "greedy" pocket. Any... Time... You ... Would...like. We apologize if the order you had was not up to par. We try, with every single order, to make them the best experience EVER. And if this was not the case... Please... Come see me or my wife... And we will be thrilled to make it right. But to suggest that our "GREED" is involved in your batch of Pier Fries...?????

We appreciate ALL suggestions and opinions about our business. And we hope to learn from each one of them. However, when you see fit to acuse me, my family and the ridiculously hard working young employees we have of being "greedy" and serving a product that is anything but the best potatoes, oil, salt, ketchup and anything else that makes us "Pier Fries" with no knowledge to the truth.... That is when I will respond with aggressiveness... To the great Place that we are. .......

Next time... Get your facts in order, before you decide to degrade a great Maine ICON... That we still are.

Allan Buotte

The Original Pier Fries


over a year ago

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